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Dr Joanne Meehan PhD, MCIP, ISM, PGCE LTHE

Senior Lecturer Operations and Supply Chain Management


Personal Statement

Academic and noted thought leader in the procurement discipline. Her work focuses on power and the social-economic impacts of procurement.

Jo's research is recognised at national and international levels and is impacting policy and professional practices in UK organisations across public, private and third sectors.

Personal Distinctions

  • Keynote talk: Blinded by technology? Exposing procurement’s strategic blind spots. PfHLive conference (CIH Annual Conference), Manchester Central (Keynote Speech, PfH Live 2019)
  • Winner of the 'Best research paper with managerial Implications' award for the paper "Modern slavery in asymmetric supply chains: Power plays through strategic ambiguity" (Prize, IPSERA 2019)
  • Winner of best healthcare paper award, for paper: Menzies, L, Meehan J, and Harris, N (2018), Let and forget: a dilemmas perspective on contract governance in healthcare procurement (Prize, IPSERA 2018)
  • Winner of best published paper in Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management in 2016, for paper: Pinnington, Meehan, and Scanlon (2016) A grounded theory of value dissonance in strategic relationships, JPSM, 22(4), 278-288 (Prize, JPSM 2017)
  • Winner of best healthcare paper award, for paper: 43. Meehan, J., Menzies, L, and Michaelides, R. (2016), Aggregation versus value-based procurement in public healthcare procurement (Prize, IPSERA 2016)

Administrative Roles

  • Supervisor to Bruce Pinnington, PhD. 2017. An Exploration of Antecedents to Value from b2b Collaboration.
  • Supervisor to Colette Russell, PhD. 2016. Causal explanations in a failed public sector reform project; a morphogenetic approach of FireControl
  • Supervisor to Emily Jervis, PhD. 2016. Overcoming institutional pressures and diffusing low carbon strategies in construction supply chains.
  • Supervisor to Laura Menzies, PhD. 2015. Developing an older persons housing and integrated care strategy for older persons in North Wales

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